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Parody Site Gets Big Hits

The parody site received more than 200,000 hits in just 16 hours after putting the website up. The site, full of black humor, was put up by a group of web designers who were upset over the media’s perception that cults were linked to the Internet and it contributed to their beliefs. [...] Continue reading


PGPMedia Sues Network Solutions

PGPMedia has filed a suit against Network Solutions, demanding access to the company’s domain databases. PGPMedia wants to assign and sell domain names in competition with Network Solutions, who holds a monopoly in the domain registration business. [...] Continue reading


29,000 Deadbeat Domains Put on Hold

Network Solutions, in response to recent accusations that they’ve mistreated their position as sole gate-keeper for the registration database, has put more than 29,000 delinquent domains ‘on-hold’. The recent action taken is Network Solution’s largest denial of service to date. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Accused of Violating Antitrust Laws

PGPMedia has filed suit against Network Solutions, alleging that the company has violated antitrust laws. PGPMedia states that NSI conspired with other groups, including the International Ad hoc Committed (IAHC), the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the Internet Society, and other unnamed people in order to keep it’s monopoly in the domain industry. [...] Continue reading


AltaVista Wins Preliminary Trademark Suit

Popular search engine, AltaVista, run by Digital Equipment Corporation, has won a preliminary trademark infringement suit against AltaVista Technology Inc. Though the company won the suit, AltaVista Technology Inc. is allowed to keep the domain name “”. They must, however, put a disclosure on every page of their website that says “AltaVista Technology Inc. [...] Continue reading


LanMinds Announces Domain Management Tool

LanMinds announced the launch of a new domain name management tool, making it easier to register and maintain domains. The new software would allow companies to automate the administration of DNS, including billing and other services. [...] Continue reading


Danish Domain Industry Experiences Goldrush

When Denmark decided to loosen regulations on the purchase of .dk domains, it caused the same sort of goldrush that America experienced in recent years. Some are mad, some are glad, but most are laughing at the outrageous money spent by companies trying to gather every name they can think of. Bridget S. [...] Continue reading

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